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Vancouver Park Board investigates car driving on seawall

Last Updated Aug 12, 2019 at 2:56 pm PDT

A car drives on the seawall at Sunset Beach (Courtesy Josh Loewen/Twitter)

A car was filmed driving down the seawall near Sunset Beach on Aug. 9

It captured the attention of onlookers, but was not reported to police

The Vancouver Park Board is investigating how, where and why the car got onto the path

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Another car caught on film driving down the seawall this year has the Vancouver Park Board looking at whether its barricades and signs are doing their jobs.

The white car was filmed cruising past cyclists and pedestrians down a pathway near Sunset Beach on Friday. Onlookers gasped, gawked and laughed, but it seems no one reported the incident to police.

The park board says it is trying to figure out how, where and why the car got on the path and is reviewing its deterrents in the area.

“My first impression is it’s probably a visitor who’s not familiar with the area, and it was obviously a mistake. I think we could probably look at our signage and access to the seawall for vehicles,” Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon said. “I will be contacting the general mangers office to look at ways that we can perhaps have better signage or more secure access to this area.”

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Park Board vehicles are the only vehicles allowed on the pathways to conduct maintenance, including emptying garbage cans and cleaning the area.

The seawall incident follows a driver who was filmed taking their SUV down the stairs of the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel last month, and another car recorded on a section of the seawall in Stanley Park in January.